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George Kearton

Well-known member
Patreon supporter
Published by SLP
Amazon UK, as at 9.45am, Monday 23rd November

Kindle AH new releases

The Legacy of Saint Brendan #33
Byzantium Express #36
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Patreon supporter
Published by SLP
Amazon UK, as at 9.50am, Tuesday 24th November

Kindle AH new releases

The Legacy of Saint Brendan #40
Byzantium Express #41
 

Alexander Rooksmoor

Active member
It's interesting that sometimes there's a correlation between a book doing well and it getting lots of likes and shares on our social media, and sometimes no correlation at all. These two didn't get much attention when posted there, but they've stayed impressively high in the charts (though I know that's not a terribly meaningful measure of sales).
Yes, I was delighted at the level 'Byzantium Express' came in at and maintained over a number of days. I think it was probably a good release date. One challenge I have found from my self-published is books is that unfortunately people often buy AH books on the basis of the title without reading the synopsis, then get disgruntled when it is different (more challenging) than they expected.
 

Alexander Rooksmoor

Active member
Amazon UK, as at 11am, Thursday 29th October

Kindle AH new releases

Decking The Shuffle #50

(The so-called AH listings are gradually being taken over by mainstream Historical Fiction)
That is interesting as with my 'Other ...' books, I was strongly told by various commentators that they must not have alternate history tags, because I did not come to a firm single conclusion, but rather offered a number from readers to select from. I recategorised them to 'History' which seemed to calm people down and did nothing to damage sales. I have often spoken of the 'genre police' and it is interesting to speculate what happens at these borderlines between different genres.
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Patreon supporter
Published by SLP
That is interesting as with my 'Other ...' books, I was strongly told by various commentators that they must not have alternate history tags, because I did not come to a firm single conclusion, but rather offered a number from readers to select from. I recategorised them to 'History' which seemed to calm people down and did nothing to damage sales. I have often spoken of the 'genre police' and it is interesting to speculate what happens at these borderlines between different genres.
To the best of my knowledge, Amazon offer three alternative genres for each listing.
 

Thande

Jabs First Brexit
Published by SLP
Yes, I was delighted at the level 'Byzantium Express' came in at and maintained over a number of days. I think it was probably a good release date. One challenge I have found from my self-published is books is that unfortunately people often buy AH books on the basis of the title without reading the synopsis, then get disgruntled when it is different (more challenging) than they expected.
Yes, and unfortunately there's a surprisingly large Venn diagram crossover between that characteristic and the very small number of people who are willing to write Amazon reviews...
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Patreon supporter
Published by SLP
Amazon UK, as at 10am, Saturday 28th November

Kindle AH new releases

The Legacy of Saint Brendan #44

Byzantium Express is no longer listed as a "new release" by Amazon and 'Saint Brendan' will, I think, disappear tomorrow. Thus, I shall only post here again when there is something new to report.
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Patreon supporter
Published by SLP
Amazon UK, as at 9.50am, Saturday 12th December

Kindle AH bestsellers

The Strange Campaign of Jonathan Fortune #56
A Pellucid Twilight #85

Kindle AH new releases

The Strange Campaign of Jonathan Fortune #7
A Pellucid Twilight #9
Alternate Australias #10
Bonnie King Charlie #13
The Siege of Gibraltar #33
 

Jared

fatal softener
Published by SLP
Location
Over the rainbow
Amazon Australia, around 7:15pm on Sunday 13 December

Kindle AH bestsellers

Alternate Australias #31
A Pellucid Twilight #92

Kindle AH new releases

Alternate Australias #6
A Pellucid Twilight #20
The Legacy of St Brendan #95 (new releases stay in the charts longer in Australia)
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Patreon supporter
Published by SLP
Amazon UK, as at 11am, Sunday 13th December

Kindle AH bestsellers
Alternate Australias 95

Kindle AH new releases
Alternate Australias #7
The Strange Campaign of Jonathan Fortune #9
A Pellucid Twilight #15
Bonnie King Charlie #19
The Siege of Gibraltar #34
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Patreon supporter
Published by SLP
Amazon UK, as at 10.35am, Monday 14th December

Kindle AH new releases
A Pellucid Twilight #8
The Strange Campaign of Jonathan Fortune #12
Alternate Australias #14
Bonnie King Charlie #26
The Siege of Gibraltar #40
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Patreon supporter
Published by SLP
Amazon UK, as at 11.50am, Tuesday 15th December

Kindle AH new releases
A Pellucid Twilight #9
The Strange Campaign of Jonathan Fortune #23
Alternate Australias #25
Bonnie King Charlie #33
The Siege of Gibraltar #48
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Patreon supporter
Published by SLP
Amazon UK, as at 10.45am, Wednesday 16th December

Kindle AH new releases
A Pellucid Twilight #16
The Strange Campaign of Jonathan Fortune #26
Alternate Australias #28
Bonnie King Charlie #37
The Siege of Gibraltar #53
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Patreon supporter
Published by SLP
Amazon UK, as at 9.55am, Thursday 17th December

Kindle AH new releases
A Pellucid Twilight #20
The Strange Campaign of Jonathan Fortune #30
Alternate Australias #32
Bonnie King Charlie #40
The Siege of Gibraltar #54
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Patreon supporter
Published by SLP
Amazon UK, as at 9.55am, Friday 18th December

Kindle AH new releases
A Pellucid Twilight #15
Alternate Australias #17
The Strange Campaign of Jonathan Fortune 32
Bonnie King Charlie #39
The Siege of Gibraltar #57
 
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